Date: Oct. 1, 2009
The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club is supporting the plight of the SPCA this year by cancelling its annual New Year's Eve fireworks display. The Hotel has decided to donate a percentage of the ticket sale proceeds raised from its New Year's Eve celebration to the organisation instead.
The impact of fireworks has far reaching results, more so in the lives of animals - cats and dogs in particular. In the words of the SPCA campaign our box of tricks is literally the worst nightmare for our feline and canine friends. Throughout the years traumatized animals taken to the SPCA have had to be put down because they were unable to recover from the trauma.
The environmental impact is also huge and detrimental. The SPCA has indicated that the local bird species have diminished over the years as parent birds abandon nests. In the future the Hotel will add bird watching and star gazing to its list of offerings - making sure to preserve the birdlife for the enjoyment of its guests.
"Our fireworks display has always been popular with our patrons and local Vaal residents even viewing from the hotel parameters in their boats on the river just to see it. This year we decided to do things differently. By partnering with the SPCA we are simply becoming part of the solution, doing something that will affect the environment in a positive way," says Melanie van der Merwe - Managing Director of the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club.
The change has allowed the Hotel to think creatively and come up with a fun way to celebrate the year end; one that thoroughly entertains guests without harming the environment. The festivities will include a Vikings and Maidens theme with various feasts. Guests will be divided into different groups reminiscent of that time. The popular Blarney Brothers will provide live entertainment with their spectacular performance.
Do your bit for the environment by supporting this worthy cause. Simply purchase a ticket - this will be a way to help the Hotel raise substantial funds to contribute to the SPCA.
Author: MV Communications